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Why We Move Chairs

  When we opened the Tucson Ritz-Carlton, we moved all 500 chairs by ourselves. At the Tucson Convention Center, we moved all 750 chairs every trade show we were featured. At the Westin Kierland we moved every solid wood table … Continue reading

Why is Magic So Hard?

  Recently I was rereading one of my favorite modern tomes on magic. Written by a performer named Levent, he’s a wonderful scholar of magic yet writes not from the perspective of a historian but a working performer. (That’s because … Continue reading

It’s a Mystery

  Many find it fascinating but designing the next generation of astronomical instruments to investigate the infancy of the universe wasn’t making me happy. In fact, I was in pain. Of course it was intellectually stimulating but I was lacking … Continue reading

Ethics in Magic

  The issue of “ethics” in magic is actually quite a humorous topic with a long history. There is a common misconception that has been perpetuated by amateur magicians that secrets are everything in magic. (There was an uproar over … Continue reading

Creative Truths

  I’ve had this idea bubbling in my head for years for a card trick with a strong leaning of fortune telling or the I Ching. However I wanted the cards to be specially printed with sayings by artists on … Continue reading

Related to Houdini?

  It was a most unlikey place. Standing next to a long row of bicycles after a pie eating benefit for a local charity, I was introduced to a woman, about my age, with a strong Long Island accent and … Continue reading

Behind the Carnival

  Thanks for peeking behind the scenes of Carnival of Illusion. Our show is made from dreams, inspirations and support  from the many people that make up the Carnival experience. We look forward to our adventure together. If you want … Continue reading